Ryan Anderson Wins MIP
Old 05-04-2012, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NEW YORK -- Ryan Anderson of the Orlando Magic is the winner of the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season.
Anderson received 260 of a possible 605 points, including 33 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Ersan Ilyasova of the Milwaukee Bucks (159 points, 21 first-place votes) and Nikola Pekovic of the Minnesota Timberwolves (104 points, 10 first-place votes) finished second and third, respectively. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third place vote received.

Anderson established career highs in scoring (16.1 ppg), rebounds (7.7 rpg), field goal percentage (.439) and free throw percentage. He also paced the league and established personal bests in three-pointers made (166) and attempted (422). He increased his scoring from the previous season by 5.5 ppg and his rebounds by 2.2 rpg. Orlando averaged 107.5 points per 100 possessions with Anderson on the court, compared to 94.1 points with the 6-10 forward on the bench.
As part of its support of the Most Improved Player Award, Kia Motors America will donate a new Kia Sorento CUV on behalf of Anderson to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida. Kia Motors will present a brand new Sorento to the charity of choice of each of five 2011-12 year-end award winners as part of the "The Kia NBA Performance Awards." Following this season, Kia Motors will have donated a total of 21 new vehicles to charitable organizations since its support of the NBA's prestigious year-end honors began with the 2007-2008 season.
The 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award is part of a series of on-court performance awards called "The Kia NBA Performance Awards." The series, currently in its fifth season, is a significant part of the multiyear marketing partnership between Kia Motors America and the NBA, and also includes the Defensive Player, Sixth Man, Most Valuable Player of the Year Awards, and this year for the first time, Rookie of the Year. It also includes the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month which are awarded during the regular season. For more information on the "The Kia NBA Performance Awards" visit
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Disagree. He's the same player as last year, the only difference is he got a lot more playing time and started this year. His game is still the same.

A guy like Pekovic should have won. He cut down his fouls by a huge percentage allowing him to not only stay on the floor, but look like an average defender, and he developed a really nice inside game and was a beast on the boards when he was healthy. HIS game went to another level this year vs last.

Improvement shouldnt be judged just by stats, but actual areas of their play improving, and I really dont believe Anderson improved in the facets he's weak in. He, like Turkoglu, benefited greatly from playing next to Howard and getting a TON of open shots and being hidden on defence. If his game improved so much, he wouldnt be averaging 7 pts, 5 boards on 31% shooting in these playoffs.
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He averaged 6 more ppg, 2 more rpg, in an extra 10mpg and his shooting % were identical.


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Old 05-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Serge Ibaka came in 11th in MIP and 2nd in DPOY.

I didn't watch Anderson much this year. He made some pretty 3s though.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's too easy to just base it on stats. With stats you can point to something to base your vote on, even if you didn't see the player all that much.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Mehh, I like him as a player, but I don't think he deserves the award
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Serge Ibaka came in 11th in MIP and 2nd in DPOY.

I didn't watch Anderson much this year. He made some pretty 3s though.
Yeah Serge Ibaka coming 2nd in DPOY ahead of guys like KG, Allen, Lebron, Bradley etc just shows how much the voters know. Who votes anyway, the writers?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Peks should have gotten it.

Or even Monroe. He averaged 3 extra minutes of playing time compared to last season.

PPG: 9.4 to 15.4
RPG: 7.5 to 9.7
APG: 1.3 to 2.3
FT%: 62.5 to 73.9
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah Serge Ibaka coming 2nd in DPOY ahead of guys like KG, Allen, Lebron, Bradley etc just shows how much the voters know. Who votes anyway, the writers?
For DPOY, I think Ibaka got the "I can't vote for Howard now" vote
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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really? the guy is the same player with extra minutes
which part of his game did he improve?
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